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to welcome a number of people involved from the moscone expansion district and program here. first, john nagucci, if you'd like to start off. i know a number of people will be speaking, nadia, joe, brook and john. so, john, why don't you go ahead. >> thank you, supervisor. good morning, chair farrell, supervisor mar, supervisor avalos. i'm from the convention facilities. get the slide. >> sfgtv -- >> thank you. today we have three separate except but related items you'll be asked to act on today. an order authorizing the issuance of cops, supplemental appropriation for cops and resolution finding fiscal feasibility. joining me today are joe president and ceo of the san francisco travel association. joe will talk briefly about the need to expand the moscone center. next brook, dpw senior project manager, will go through the project scope sequencing fiscal and feasibility. nadia, [speaker not understood], will go through financing cop issuance. i'll come back and briefly review the schedule and wrap up today's presentation. thank you again for your valuable time and continued support as we
these people? how do i do it? and he said "well, john i heard you speak before. just throw one of your guilt trips on them" and it worked. i know time is running out. i will make this quick but i wanted you to know how we got here. it didn't happen. it wasn't magic and this building as the mayor told you was a direct result of a tragedy on 101 california street and went up in the building and the crazed gun man killed all those people and i asked to build this building for a long time and the mayor knows that and all of a sudden the money was available and the mayor asked me to do a investigation and it was in the papers and unbelievable. you know it's difficult to investigate the police department. it is. my father is a police officer. you have to walk carefully, and i came to the mayor and i said "mayor jordan -- i said it's a dog's breakfast. 911 is broken. they don't practice the incident command system. they do in each department but it's all stove pipe. the radios didn't work in the enclosed stair wells, and i said mr. mayor i'm -- a lot of this goes back to your time as the
with something. >> sorry. >> good evening commissioners, john kwong from the department of public works. in the rebuttal, when i was listening to rebuttal, it strikes me as interesting of the argument again of the 300' radius, the block face, and all the associated really detailed related to both the ordinance and how we process permits it's relates to mobile foods. the statement on one hand stated that when we evaluate for like foods we should use the 300' radius as established per the notification. however, in the same vain vein, it doesn't make sense to the department how it should be interpreted. we had always interpreted it assessor's block. you are seeing the notifications for the food trucks that happened, adjacent to, i believe it was on speer street which was one appeal. all of these were defined by the mid-block of that block defined by the two major streets. that is how we always interpreted it. i will go back and revere if i with the city attorney's office additional clarification, if that is the will of the board, but our practice has always been to treat it from that pers
and worked with us. john stewart, john is right here being led with his development team. we have howard here as well. you have the ridge point, which is i think the most mature of the housing managers here, ridge point's been around since '68, right? >> that's right. >> and all of you amassed together with the mayor's office of housing with hope sf, with the housing authority to make sure this dream comes alive. and, so, i'm just here today to say this is just the first of many announcements. we've got three phases just at hunters view. now, hunters view was seen only as a pilot project. and if you see the smiles on this family's faces and the other 25, it's working. this pilot project is working. it's working not just because of the physical rebuild, but the care that hope sf has is about the lives and improvements of those lives. we had residents of hunters view involved in every stage of this project, looking for job training, looking to be part of this, looking to help move in and being part of the establishment. and, so, they weren't just going to be sitting back, receiving the benefits
or anything else. thank you. >> thank you. next i have john alex lowell. >> good afternoon. members of the mayor's disability council, my name is john alex luol and on the pedestrian safety advisory council i hold seat no. 7, representing senior and disability organizations in the context of pedestrian safety. i concur with the point -- one of the points that bob planthold made on the obstruction of the sidewalk by immovable art at the intersection i invite you to go participate in it. visually, if you can, it's at the corner of church and dubois. there is 13 pieces of solid brass model imbedded in the sidewalk that impedes the movement of people in wheelchairs and there is not the legal space around it to the corner building. it is not two yards. it is not over 72 inches. so that it represents an obstruction of the causeway of somebody in a wheelchair. i really encourage you to investigate this. i object to it. thank you. >> thank you, john. >> next we have mr. michael nulty. >> hi. i wanted to hand these in. my name is michael nulty. i'm the executive director of alliance for
, commissioner john avalos who in the last year has served as the chair of the plans and programs committee for the county transportation authority. all of us are very familiar with commissioner avalos's work in one of the things that i think he will bring to this body is a commitment to ensuring that there is equity income resources are allocated by this agency, making sure that the needs and interests of every district are met. and to make sure that when it happens it is done in a transparent, open way that is inclusive and allows people to voice their concerns. i had the honor of serving with commissioner avalos for four years. i am proud to have the opportunity to nominate him. he has demonstrated leadership qualities in so many ways. i know the authority will be well served, the entire city and county of san francisco will be well served, especially important as we are going to this transition, as we will find a new, who knows, a permanent executive director that we have that continuity. it is my honor to nominate commissioner john avalos as chair before you. is there a second? se
a little bit, i don't know if i'll get through it all. the author is an oceanographer named john inglander, in it, he provides links to sea level rise, and here in the bay area, every page on this book is something alarming, in 2011, dr. james han son published a paper with an alarming new hypothesis and sent shock waves in the community, based on his record, they say the melting rate in greenland and antarctic could incollies in a non-linear manner possibly even doubling every decade, such a progression would mean as much as a 16 feet or five meters of sea level rise by the end of the century, they clearly state that the possible double ising not a precise figure, if the doubling proves correct, that's a foot of rise per year by the end of the century and the further doubling of ocean height in the next century until there was no more ice to melt, anything of that rate of melting, it would be gone in a matter of centuries, not millennia, john h*ils says, he predicts a four to five foot rise by 2100 and please consider this as you're considering parking and how much parking you're going ad
this because of the letter from john over and over link. and i'm personally not ready to endorse a project i haven't seen approved >> i want to follow up with a question you're saying there's a projected surplus. thank you mr. mann tin. that is a reasonable case that it might be brought in what happens if it doesn't? >> so at a time we are seeing just over $3 million of a revenue surplus based on the current monies for the year. we would experience a $3 million surplus and it's reasonable >> so what we're asking for is 3 million not a projected 6 and. >> that's correct. >> that's correct once the money does come in we're going to make sure the money is identified for the appropriate project. >> i do have questions about the central corridor in light of the fact that theirs not enough information and i'd like to have an asterisk on that particular line item. >> two thoughts on that i appreciate those comments. i did spend some time with john and what we haven't determined yet is some of the range of alternatives and we're going to look at those alternatives. one way to allow us to go a
for you to call me on the number before that,- john's report so i could ask the question. no. 11, but john, this is the question that i wanted to ask you. i wonder -- i had never known this before, but i wonder about this, too. i wonder are you working with -- excuse me -- uc -- i -- i'm thinking about the other hospital across the street from the golden gate park. but up the street. >> no. >> okay. why i'm asking that, because i didn't know who was working on ucsf. i don't know what is going on with that hospital over there, but i know maybe you could check it out and see what is going on over there. i don't know, because i know -- [speaker not understood] i want to say happy new year everybody here. i am very happy to be here. i haven't been here for a long time. i am very surprised with what is going on today. san francisco's buses are okay. some of its stuff is fine, but what i'm hearing is people are stealing cell phones. it's not really cool do that. watch so nobody take your ssi check. what i am hearing today, my advice to you is to please go to the ssi office and is it th
. >> thank you. mr. kwong. >> good evening commissioners john kwong from the department of public works. there appears to be a continual different interpretations from the various parties related to the department's process. let's first go to the notification. the notification as stated by the various partis is correct about what is a truck. it's located -- the notification is to be 300' radius from the mid-point of the block or the length of block, whichever is greater. that is how the legislation is written up. when it's a food cart as such at a specific property address it's 300' from that throt.lot. it's relates to the evaluation of like foods, the department tries its best to make sure it's been 300'. we make that determination as it relates to like foods. now to suggest that we use a 300' radius, it would be as the bird flies, which would not be appropriate. previously under the previous legislation that has been since suspended which came from the san francisco police department, the police department requires 600' distance, which the police department actually uses a measuring
in time, we'll open up to public comment. john if you want to come up and speak. members of the public wish to speak, please line up. >> john san francisco travel association. good morning, thank you for having us here. as you know, san francisco travel continues to really appreciate the relationship with the city to transform moscone into a state-of-the-art facility that continue to attract convention business to the city. ensure that we remain competitive. currently the 16.35 million visitors that come to san francisco spend about $8.5 billion. of these visitors, 21% come through moscone. we know that due to size constraints we're at risk losing some of this business. we know from third party report, we've lost over $2 billion between now and 2019 because of size constraints. the m.e.d. will help us fund an explanation project that will allow us to recoupe a lot of that business so we will remain competitive. doing so, the city will realize significant benefits. these include the creation of 3430 jobs. the community as a whole will realize $713 million over the first seven years in i
asked our deputy director for architectural access, john paul scott to give us a briefing on some of the big projects that he submitted for our capital planning budget. now i wanted to tell you about a couple special probings that our office worked on recently. we just finish a project to develop accessibility guidelines for park lifts. -- parklet. if you haven't seen a parklet, you should walk or drive down valencia street or hayes valley, because those are the biggest concentrations that we find parklets. parklets are built out into the street. they are an expansion of usable public space next to the sidewalk and they are a good place to sit and talk and maybe have a cup of coffee. by developing accessibility guidelines, we're ensuring that these spaces are also going to be accessible to people with disabilities. that there will be turning circle radius. that there will be accessible counters and seating built into the design and also that they provide the right kind of warnings for those who are blind or low-vision to make sure they don't actually step off a parklet and into
to nominate commissioner john avalos to be the next chairperson. >> and i second that. >> all right. are there any other nominations? commissioner avalos. >> thank you. and thank you for your confidence and i will accept the nomination and i would like to acknowledge your great work on the committee, on lafco and the commission, especially the approve of cleanpower sf which i see is one of the most landmark pieces of work, legislation that we have done in recent years at the board and at lafco together, and i would want to count on your work and expertise and your knowledge and serving as vice chair of this commission will be very helpful for me and the commission overall to make sure we have good continuity of your work so i would like to nominate you for vice chair. >> great. so we have a nomination -- >>i will second that one too. >> seconded by commissioner mar and i am proud to accept the nomination commissioner avalos, and it would be my pleasure and honor to serve with you as vice chair of this commission, and i am certainly committed to helping in any capacity as you as t
director that we have that continuity. it is my honor to nominate commissioner john avalos as chair before you. is there a second? seconded by commissioner weiner. any other nominations for chair? seeing none, why don't we open it up to public comment. any member of other public like to speak on this nomination or election please come forward. >> again, every year we give an opportunity to one of you supervisors, to represent our city. i would like to offer a suggestion. the focus on the seniors. i even attended a meeting in our district with ms. abner james, so you know i am doing due diligence. she happens to be the chair the senior commission. the seniors in our city need some extra help when it comes to transportation. simple things like even getting a clipper card; notices have been sent; when the seniors go to [indiscernible] wait in line, sent to 27a, assigned again to 11s to find out that is where they can get a clipper cart. little things like that. you may think this comes under the jurisdiction of the mta; it comes under the jurisdiction of all supervisors so they repre
admiral john banoff in 89 after the earthquake. he was still with the navy. helped us tremendously with a aircraft carrier and the work in recovery, and in 1992 mayor jordan sought to seek his leadership and have him head up what is today our dem but at that time it was the office of emergency services so for five years i got to work with admiral bit off and lead the effort at oes but at the time that we really required some strong leadership because it was shortly after the 101 california shootings that we realized very clearly different agencies within the city had to speak more deliberately with each other, had to have systems and communications and culture built around much more collaboration, particularly with communication. well, that spawned this particular building, and its housing of not only the emergency management, but its physical location of our 911 emergency dispatch system which is right upstairs, and that was started on and under the leadership of admiral bit dlf off. it was concluded very well. he then went on to what i say was parallel to me because i thought
behind us, uncle john's tree and over 100 years old, and tonight it sports over 550 christmas holiday lights. >> five, four, three, two, one! >> yay! ♪ ♪ ♪ >> the san francisco playground's history dates back to 1927 when the area where the present playground and center is today was purchased by the city for $27,000. in the 1950s, the center was expanded by then mayor robinson and the old gym was built. thanks to the passage of the 2008 clean and safe neighborhood parks bond, the sunset playground has undergone extensive renovation to its four acres of fields, courts, play grounds, community rooms, and historic gymnasium. >> here we are. 60 years and $14 million later, and we have got this beautiful, brand-new rec center completely accessible to the entire neighborhood. >> the new rec center houses multi-purpose rooms for all kinds of activities, including basketball, line dancing, playing ping-pong, and arts and crafts. >> use it for whatever you want to do, you can do it here. >> on friday, november 16th, the dedication and ribbon cutting took place at the sunset playground an
, john, you might be able to respond. we have our tourist improvement district which probably is going to continue. is that going to have play any role in the actual debt service that we have? >> i'm going to let nadia respond to that. >> the tourism improvement district. so, there is a portion that's going to continue that's going to serve the convention visitors bureau outreach and marketing. and then what the other portion that was paying for -- >> the renovation is the .5 [speaker not understood]. >> that part is expiring [speaker not understood]? >> yes, in 2013 which is why it ramps up from .5 to 1.25. if has to [speaker not understood]. * it >> thank you. so, as you can see by the schedule, if you'll bring that up, please, we have a lot going on in the weeks and months ahead. today's presentation is highlighted in the slide in orange. coming up next, february 5th, the board sitting as a committee of the whole will consider an additional resolution to form the moscone expansion district. once ballots are received and counted which will take place during the meeting. if two-third
towards providing a safer transportation experience for everyone. presenting these awards is john haley, director of transit services. >> good afternoon, mr. haley. >> thank you, bond. thank you, mr. chairman. myra, with myra, by the way is her superintendent ernie >> thank you and we appreciate her being recognized. this was a violent crime. and she was instrumental in helping the young lady and it's nice to know that other young ladis that may feel in that same predicament know there are people out there willing to help them and we're proud to have her at green division and she is a great person. thank you. >> good afternoon. thank you for recognizing me for doing this. this is something that i do on a daily basis. if i see anyone in trouble or what have you, i'm helping them. whether it constitutes me calling central control or not, i'm helping them. it's just nice to be recognized for something that i do on a daily basis. thank you. >> thank you on behalf of the board and the entire agency for your outstanding service. we really appreciate it. [ applause ] >> this is angela joh
in 2012 many people said we couldn't reach consensus i say thank you john, thank you controller ben. and thank you city attorney dennis and treasurer. and thank you to the desire business community. thank you for your lisp and partisanship by replacing our gross receipt tax and now we must work together to develop this transparency. we must work together on the funds that we've raised for small businesses and economic development. and we're pitting thousands of san franciscans back to work on construction projects. and we're working and providing that san francisco of admission bay and the trans bay tower can coexist with chinatown and other quiet west side neighbors. infrastructure as most of you know is near and dear to my heart. i drafted our cities first blue print to up grade our infrastructure. and in the last two years we've got funds now for the water supply to be ready for the next earthquake. in the next few weeks i'll partner together with other supervisors to get the most vulnerable buildings to be retro if i had. the rebuilding of san francisco hospital the largest bond
of the transportation authority. i would like to begin by nominating my colleague, commissioner john
international high school from six to 8:00 p.m., the second event will be at john on counsel school in my district wednesday, february 6th from 6 to 8 prime minister as well and the third event will be on thursday february 7th at international study's academy the rest irsubmit. >> thank you supervisor campos we are going to skip to supervisor cohen. >>> thank you everyone i have a simple resolution that i'll intrusioning today with breed and it's the anith birth day of rosea parks as many of you annoy as the modern day of civil rights and this resolution is in commemorating her as a leader x for her outstanding courage and also declaring february fourth, rosea state park inside of san francisco. >> the rest irsubmit. >> thank you supervisor. supervisor kim? >> student: thank you i have two memoryians and they coordinate with supervisor campos and this is the care couldn't and this is kerri stockholders who was a long-time woman's health educator here in san francisco who had just passed before the star thf year and she was one of the first of three woman in san francisco to be dia
these lifetime leases as well. >> city attorney: john malamut from the city attorney's office. we think that the legislation that's before you today, including the amendments, is something that would satisfy the requirements of both the ellis act and costa hawkins. in terms of enforceability, one of the things that's been added today, as part of an amendment, is that to take advantage of this program, the property owners would need to enter into a binding agreement with the city, that goes to the this th o the enforceability of the lifetime requirements. there is a program in the eastern neighborhoods that was part of the eastern neighborhoods zoning that addressed a similar issue to encourage property owners to build rental housing. and through that program, the city, at least in one instance so far, has approved a agreement between the property owner and the the city. in fact, it came before the board of supervisors in 2011. and the agreement provided for enforcement, as well as penalties, if there are any violation of the terms of the lifetime lease. that would be recorded against th
attorney john givener. you -- because the parties have indicated that they are, they are willing to make the changes, you can make the amendment to the resolution today. you would have to hold another hearing because these are -- these amendments would require renoticing of this resolution. so, if the committee says you could adopt the amendment and then continue these matters to a future meeting. >> okay. colleagues, any questions or further comments? okay. mr. rifkin, thank you. thanks very much. at this time i'd like to open up to public comment if there are any members -- i'm sorry about that. before public comment, mr. rose. legislative analyst report. >> mr. chairman and members of the committee, i would point out on page 5 of our report that the, that the proposed feeder agreement wherein part is paying the sfmta, mr. chairman, that is a totaly voluntary agreement so that bart does not have to enter into the agreement the feeder agreement or where the sfmta is getting a payment. it's totally voluntary. * that is in contrast to the fast pass agreement. on page 7 of our report regar
evening. john -- san francisco. something you might want to think about. i call it the fanaticism of the one only truth. eventually would become so passionate about the cause we no longer can think straight. it becomes our identity. we cannot afford to lose it. we do not have any other. of course one person's opinion might be another's wrong. we believe ours is the only one. and all the others are a threat and must be eliminated at all costs. there is more than one truth; each can stand on its own, does not need to be a threat to one another depending on the degree of perspective. for the universe to work that must be compromise. you have no legitimate right to have it all your own way. we call that fanaticism, that can lead to violence. thank you for listening. >> next speaker. >> i am a resident of the north market neighborhood, around city hall here. i want to welcome our two newest supervisors. and one whose district borders in my neighborhood. i hope you do well with it. the previous resident was supervisor avalos. i do represent -- i try to work with the voters of that n
. go to six a, john duggan dba original joe's 601 union, limited live performance permit application. >> nick? >> are we doing the consent calendar? >> well if there is... is there anybody that wanted to address negatively any of the permits other than we have heard that we are going to discuss 55 tail lor. there are three. first of all, there is no address for dirty tricks saloon, i want to make sure that is not in richmond, if they wanted us to hold off on that. >> i have some questions for the... >> so we will take, for now we will take item 6 b off the calendar. and we will go forward with item 6 a and 6 c. 6 c being todd brown, red poppy art hours, 2698 folsom limited live performance application. is there anybody here to object to those? >> yeah. please come forward. >> okay. >> speak into the center microphone and pull it down. >> before we start, in the content calendar, i hear that you are taking out 6 b. and 6 d. >> and 6 a and c, are they also remaining on the calendar? >> i want to find out. this is the only woman that wants to speak against the remaining items i need to
francisco, and our own -- our sergeant kelly john was there as a member of sfpd, and it was good to have somebody from law enforcement on that panel, and she did a terrific job. i also this month finished on behalf of the commission review offing our report. i wanted to let you know that and this is my third month so i don't know whether we're rotating quarterly or whether it's longer than that or whatever it is, but i don't want to deprive other commissioners if we're on a rotating basis that haven't done it, but i'm happy to continue otherwise. >> anybody else like to do it next month? all yours for next month. >>i think lieutenant gracie has an idea of rotating quarterly. i'm not sure. >>i think commissioner turman indicated that at one point is interested. >> i did it for so long i'm off for the next years. >> commissioner turman had to leave to a different meeting and come back. you what happens when you're not here? you get it. commissioner. >> yes, i wanted to report back to the full commission. we heard about the tazer community meeting but i wanted to remind everyone ther
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